This is not a review of Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” or a tutorial on installing it on the latest (4th Generation) Macbook Pro with Penryn Processor. This post is all about my plans on putting the soon to be released Ubuntu or Xubuntu 8.04 on my newly acquired laptop.

I got my very first Mac yesterday and I love it, hardware wise. I’ll just give the complete specs and details before long because I’m planning to write a review about it. Software wise, OS X Leopard is just too bloated for me. Forgive me Apple fans; I’m just used to the blazing speed of Xubuntu running on my 2 year old main computer, and I intend my new Macbook Pro to replace my ageing primary machine.

I have listed here some key Macbook Pro components that I hope will work on Hardy.

# Video
# Screen Colors
# Sound/Audio & Microphone
# Wireless
# Temperatures & Fan Speed
# Power Consumption
# Keyboard
# Function Keys
# Touchpad (Multi-touch)
# WebCam
# Access OS X, & Network Shares
# Allow Writing to HFS+ (OS X) Partitions
# Apple Remote Control

For now, I’ll wait for the distribution release of Ubuntu 8.04 scheduled to be unleashed at the end of April. And, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

UPDATE:
I made a review of Hardy Heron on Macbook Pro (Penryn) HERE.

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